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Assin North MP Out Of Parliament As High Court Annuls His Election


The Cape Coast High Court in the Central Region has canceled the 2020 Assin North Parliamentary elections.

The court, presided over by Justice Kwasi Boakye, further ordered for a fresh election to be conducted.

The presiding judge held that the National Democratic Congress parliamentary candidate, Joe Gyakye Quayson, who won the polls, breached the constitution by not renouncing his Canadian citizenship.

The MP was dragged to court by one Michael Ankomah-Nimfa, a resident of Assin Bereku in the Central Region for holding allegiance to Canada.

Per the 1992 constitution, anyone who owes allegiance to another country is prevented from contesting for a public office.

“A person shall not be qualified to be a member of Parliament if he or she – (a) owes allegiance to a country other than Ghana,” Article 94 (2) (a) of the 1992 constitution of Ghana said.

It is unclear what Mr. Quayson’s next move will be but indications are that he will pursue the case at the Appeals Court.

Should he fail to challenge the high court decision, he will be thrown out of parliament for fresh elections to be organized.

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